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Gardening

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  • Getting rid of grass is making homeowners' wallets greener

    If somehow you missed the news that California is drier than a stale tortilla, the Amber Alert signs have come to the rescue with highway bulletins like this one: "Serious drought, help save water." This is helpful to a point, I suppose, and I like...
  • Keep burning nettle under control — carefully

    Keep burning nettle under control — carefully
    Question: I have weeds in my yard with small leaves and scalloped edges that are causing me a lot of pain. If I brush up against them, I feel like I am on fire. What are they and how can they be controlled? Answer: Going barefoot is not going to be...
  • Fanflower

    •Scientific name: Scaevola aemula. •Growth habit: A sprawling evergreen perennial growing to 12 inches tall and twice as wide. The leaves are medium to dark green, obovate in shape, deeply toothed and growing to 2 inches long and half as...
  • Wasp sting is penalty for impulsive gardening

    Wasp sting is penalty for impulsive gardening
    Every summer I manage to get stung by a wasp. This summer is no exception. On a recent Sunday, I was sitting on the porch reading. On the other side of the porch is a garden bed in which a rambling rosemary bush had sprawled over the walkway and grown...
  • Copperleaf

    Scientific name: Acalypha wilkesiana Growth habit: A heavily branched upright to rounded shrub growing to 8 feet tall and wide. The leaves are ovate in shape consisting of variations of green, coppery, red and yellow colors often with toothed margins and...
  • Yellow Elder

    •Scientific name: Tecoma stans. •Growth habit: An evergreen rounded large shrub to small tree with multiple branches growing to 15 feet tall and wide. The leaves are bright green, growing to 10 inches long and half as wide, consisting of up...
  • Scarlet Hibiscus

    •Scientific name: Hibiscus coccineus. •Growth habit: A clump forming shrublike deciduous perennial with upright shoots growing to 8 feet tall and 2 feet wide. The leaves are medium to dark green with up to five fingerlike lobes and growing to...
  • Dream about what you garden will look, feel, taste, sound and smell like

    For the next few cold weeks, think … About what you want your garden to look like, feel like, taste like, sound like and smell like. Winter is the perfect time to take stock of what you want to change or make happen in your yard. Maybe it's...
  • It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count

    It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count
    Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet. This weekend,...
  • Edible fig

    •Scientific name: Ficus carica. •Growth habit: A deciduous large shrub to small tree with a rounded shape and open branching habit growing to 12 feet tall and wide. The dark-green deeply notched leaves are rounded in shape and grow to 8...
  • Lantana

    •Scientific names: Lantana hybrids •Growth habit: An evergreen mound-forming perennial growing to 5 foot tall and wide, but new varieties are often much smaller. The leaves are medium to dark green, lance-like to ovate in shape with rounded...